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Than 10,000 mpMo. bal 571 BB B Pages R“dersW^JMms Countu tKALD tw - The Hempepet Boosting Holms County - VOL. 4, NO. 34 LEXINGTON, MISSISSIPPI, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1962 10c PER ISSUE Unidentified Body Found At Goodman By Bootsy Hooker Herald Staff Writer An unidentified body, ap parently that of a male Negro, was found Wednesday morning in the Big Black River about miles west of Goodman. The dismembered body was discovered about 8:30 o’clock by Holmes County Game War den Oscar Wynne. Deputy Sheriff Andrew P. Smith re moved tlie body shortly after noon. The body wras weighted down and w7as inside a cloth sack. There was evidence that it had been cut up badly. -—-I County Teams To See Action Friday Night Holmes County high school football teams are set for their second weekend of play with the three teams involv ed in a pair of games Friday night. j The Durant Tigers will be , attempting to score their first ! victory when they host the , Tchula Panthers at Bennett I Field in a game beginning at , ington Hornets take to the road for an encounter with the North Carrollton Senators in Mid-State Conference com petition. Game time is eight p. m., also. Visits In Augusta, Georgia Mr. ;nd Mrs. Doyle Gil more. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Spell, Phyllis and Deborah Spell, visited Sp - 5 and Mrs. Thomas Gantt and grandson, Danny, over the weekend. Specialist Gantt is stationed near Augusta, Georgia. Mr. I. M. Madde: Our Herald failed to show up this week. Can you give me an explanation? Worried Dear Worried: A quick check shows that your subscription has expired. Postal regulations prohibit us from continuing your sub scription until a renewral is received. I. M. M. The body was directly under a bridge and there is little current in the River at this time of year which indicates that it may have been dumped from the bridge. Funeral Services For Harvey Nabors Are Held Tuesday Services for Harvey Nabors, former deputy sheriff and night watchman, were held at 10.00 a. m. Tuesday in the Southern Funeral Home Chap el. Rev. Crawford Ray officiat ed. Burial was in the Bethesda Cemetery, east of Lexington. He was 72. Mr. Nabors died early Mon day morning in the Holmes County Community Hospital following a stroke a few days before. A native of Holmes County, Mr. Nabors served as deputy sheriff under the late A. B. Holder from 1932 to 1936^ and again from 1940 to 1944 under Allen Ramsey. He also served ^ o. „ v. : 4.1— l _ 4- _ itt«i UUiiU^ U1C 1CUC >V ter Murtagh’s tenure as sher iff from 1944 to 1948. Until his health forced his retire ment, he served as merchants night watchman. He was court deputy under former sheriff Andrew P. Smith and again under the present sheriff, Mrs. Andrew P. Smith. He was a Methodist. He leaves his wife, Airs. Pearl Williamson Nabors of I^exington; two brothers, R. D. Nabors and Tolbert Nab ors; two sisters, Mrs. Bidy Williamson and Miss Sarah Nabors, all of Lexington. Pallbearers were Allan Ramsey, Marlin Grantham, Calvin Moore, Ray Johnson, Andrew P. Smith, Cunning ham Rodgers, Johnny Bevill, and Clower Johnson. Durant Baptists To Hold Revival The First Baptist Church in Durant will begin a series of •revival services on Sunday, Sept. 16 and continue through Friday, Sept. 21. Services will be held at re gular worship time on Sunday and at 7:00 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Monday through Friday. Dr. Douglas Hudgins, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Jackson, will be the guest evangelist. Lindsay O’Rear, minister of music, will be in charge of music. Cottage prayer meetings are being held in the various homes in preparation for the revival. Durrell Makamson, pastor of the church, invites the pub lic* to attend these inspirational services. NEW SIGNS ERECTED This is one of two new signs which the Lexington Chamber of Commerce has had erected on Highway 51 near Pick ens. The signs are designed, to encourage travelers to travel the “delta route” to Memphis. Dr. Frank Houston was chair man of the committee which promoted the project. Staff photo. FOLLOWING DISCOVERY Holmes County Game Warden Oscar Wynne, (left), and | Deputy Sheriff Andrew P. Smith assist in recovery of body. Staff photo. LEXINGTON ROTARY PLEDGES SUPPORT FOR GOVERNOR Members of the Lexington Rotary Club at the regular Tuesday meeting unanimously endorsed the recent stand of Gov. Ross Barnett in regards to attempts by Negro James Meridith to enter the Univer sity of Mississippi. The resolution, introduced by state Rep. Wilburn Hook er, was adopted by the 55 member club and a wire was sent to the governor notifying him of the action. Draft Telegram The telegram, drafted by P. P. Lindholm, G. H. McMorrou. gh, Pat Barrett, Ed White, and Rep. Hooker said: “Our fifty five member Rotary Club, by a standing vote todav^ nuani mouslv approved and support your magnificent defense of States Rights and segregation in stating that Meredith will not enter Ole Miss.” “We know that you wlli go all the way in upholding local self-government and opposing the mixing of the races in all of our colleges, schools and other public institutions/’ Wire Patterson An additional telegram was mailed to State Attorney General Joe Patterson which read as follows: “By a stand ing vote today, the Lexington Rotary Club expressed to you our appreciation for your ef forts in upholding states rights and segregation, and have every confidence that you will continue your unyield ing fight in defense of these two great principles, in the special defense of Ole Miss, and all of our other institu tions of higher learning, the junior colleges, the public schools, and our other public institutions.” Mason Official To Visit Here A distinguished state Masonic official will speak Thursday night at the regular meeting of thelocal Masonic Lodge at 7:30 P. M. in Lexington. He is John T. Wilbanks of Corinth, Imminent Grand Master of the Grand Comm anderv of Mississippi Mr. Wil banks is Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Missi ssi ppi, and past Grand Master of the Grand Council. Mississ ippi. He is also Vice-President of the National Bank of Comm erce of Corinth Local Masons are lnvueu and urged to attend from entered apprentice up. A good meal will be served. Library Applications Now Being Taken The Holmes County Library Board of Trustess announces vacancies to be filled in the libraries at Lexington, Pic kens, Tchula, and West. Appli cation blanks are available at any Library in the county. Applications must be filed with the Holmes County Library Board of Trustess, Mrs. James Bowie, West, Chairman, by Monday, September 17. Examinations will be given to applicants for these posi tions on Wednesday, Septem ber 19, at Holmes County Library Headquarters, Durant, at ten o'clock a. m. Weekend Trip Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Paris spent the weekend in New Or leans. Link Free Press Editor With Commie Crusader' Weekly Paper Printed In Plant Of Advertiser/ Durant News By Jack Shearer Editor, Holmes County Herald Editor Charles Burts of the Mississippi Free Press, a week ly newspaper that has been printed in Lexington, has been closely linked with an “identified communist” recently act ive in Mississippi. The Free Fress, wmcn was printed in the office of the Lexington Advertiser and Dur ant News as recently as Aug ust 4 has been active in racial agination throughout MissisU sippi since its inception more than seven months ago. Mrs. Hazel B. Smith is editor of the two local papers. Intercept Report Butts has been a traveling companion of Carl Braden, who serves as field secretary of the Southern Conference Educational Fund, Inc., “an organization cited as a front for the Communist Party,” ac cording to a highly confiden tial report by Braden which was intercepted by the Jack son Daily News. In the report, Braden iden tified persons with whom he worked on his survey mission in the state from July 13 - 19. He says he worked with peop le in several municipalities setting up workshops on “civ il liberties, non-violence, and the First Amendment,” in ad btion to holding other key meetings. The Daily News says Bra den served l'O months in the I federal penitentiary in Green ville, S. C. for contempt of ! Congress-. - In addition, the ! Jackson paper sab that Mrs. Braden was listed on a letter head of the Emergency Civil Liberties Committee in 1957 as 'a member of the organiza tion’s national council, with headquarters in New York. Cite Organization The House Un-American Ac tivities Committee and the Senate’s Internal Security Hornet's Fall To Ackerman ACKERMAN (Special — Ackerman’s Indians spotted the Lexington Hornets an opening touchdown and then proceeded to defeat the locals 21-7 here Friday night. Fullback Don Barrett scor ed from the Ackerman 35 mid way in the first period for the early Hornet edge. The Hornets, coached by Woodson Earle, drove near Indian goal line once more in the second quarter but a pen alty halted the drive. Subcommittee has cited the organization as a communist front. The portion of the Braden report referring to Butts fol lows: ‘We then used the Rev. James Bevel’s car for about 350 miles and woi^nd up re turning to Jackson with Char les Butts, editor of the Mis sissippi Free Press. (The Rev. Mr. Bevel is Diane Nash Be vel’s husband.” The Jackson office of the Mississippi Free Press is lo cated at 1253 Valley in the rear of Negro Robert L. T. Smith’s Grocery Store. Smith was a congressional candidate against Rep. John Bell Wil liams in June. Homecoming At Oregon Baptist To Be Held Sunday Oregon Baptist Church will observe Homecoming Sunday. The morning worship will be held from 10:00 a. m. until 11:00 a. m. with the pastor, Rev. Roy Raddin bringing the message. Mrs. T. J. Evans will be in charge of special music. The Sunday School period will be conducted from 11:00 to 11:30, followed by a special recognition service from 11:3# to 12:00. A word of welcome will be given by Miss Sara Bailey fol lowed by the response given by Mr. Floyd Bailey. Special music will be given by Mrs. Bobby Staple. Kenneth Shaw will give a testimony. Dinner will be ser ved on the tables under the trees on the church grounds from 12:15 to 1:45. The afternoon service will begin with special music at 1:45 and continue to 2:45 with Billie Faye Knox in charge. The Hon. P. H. Williams, Sr. will bring the afternoon message. Others on the program are: T. E. Hearn, master of cere monies; Kenneth Shaw, song leader; Mrs. David Mitchell, organist; Ushers, Buddy Dow ner and Henry Shaw; Giving out Programs, Micky McLel lan and Johnny Self. All members, former mem bers and visitors are cordially invited. CHARLES BUTTS Penn Services In Yazoo City Funeral services for Mrs. William J. Penn, prominent Tchula citizen, will be held, at Strickland Funeral Home in Yazoo City with the Rev. J. H. Holder, pastor of the Tchula Methodist Church, of ficiating. Burial is to be in the Yazoo City cemetery. Time of the funeral had not been ar ranged at press time. Mrs. Penn, the former Lur line Link, was an active mem : her of the Tchula Garden I Club and the Tchula Methodist I Church. She was 59. Death came as the result of a heart attack early Mon day morning at Idiewild, Cal., where she was visiting rela tives. Survivors are ner husband, William J. Penn of Tchula; her mother, Mrs. M. T. Link of Bentonia; and a daughter, Mrs. Watson Weatherly of Gulfport. She was a native of Ben tonia. Fred Dunn Speaks At Rotary Meet Fred Dunn of the local Fe deral Alcohol Tax Division of fice, discussed the duties and authority of that office at the regular luncheon meeting of the Lexington Rotary Club Tuesday. The office enforces tax laws on both the legal and illegal manufacture and distribution of alcohol and weapons, the federal agent said. Mr. Dunn pointed out that sugar had been used as an investigative tool in recent years to curb “moonshine li quor,” since sugar is the only essential ingredient. FARM BUREAU TALENT WINNERS Marvin iMcLellan (left), who served as master of ceremonies, presents awards to John Maxwell (center) and Skipper Maxwell, both of Pickens, as top talent award winners at the annual Holmes County Farm Bureau program in Lex ington last week. The brothers presented a medley of folk songs. Staff photo.